Parametric Measuring Spoons

I recently developed some measuring spoon models.  The math and basic design were, surprisingly, the easy part.  Attempting to realize an idealistic design within the constraints of the real-world was a bit more difficult and ended up being the majority of the work. The design itself is fairly simple.  Maybe you remember the volume of … Continue reading Parametric Measuring Spoons

MakerBot is thirsty

I have now had my MakerBot since about the beginning of the year. I have blogged a bit about the theory and assembly and had reached a fairly steady-state in its functionality and behavior, which improved greatly in the past week. You see, I have always had a bit of a problem with print-head jams. … Continue reading MakerBot is thirsty

A couple of months with the MakerBot

At the beginning of the year, I picked up a MakerBot for (relatively speaking) cheap.  As best as I could tell, it was “last year’s model” and being closed out to make room for updates — but the nice thing about the MakerBot is that it is Open Source and modular.  As updates occur, you … Continue reading A couple of months with the MakerBot

From atoms to bytes and back again

Last night I went to a belated Winter Solstice party.  It’s a yearly thing with a fun mix of people and a very particular gift-giving tradition.  You are required (or, at least, highly encouraged) to bring something from your life as a gift.  It’s not exactly “white elephant,” but something more symbolic.  What you bring … Continue reading From atoms to bytes and back again